The National Competitiveness Center has an effective contribution towards unifying the efforts of government entities with the aim of improving the competitive environment in the Kingdom by reviewing and developing relevant regulations, proposing the necessary amendments in this regard, and following up the commitment of implementation with the related entities.
In this regard, there are 23 specialized committees emanating from the "Executive Committee for Improving and Stimulating Business Performance in the Private Sector (Tayseer)", in which more than 60 government entities participate, and these committees meet periodically to follow up on reforms and recommendations.
The NCC also conducts research and studies, in addition to providing the views and observations that the NCC monitors through various means; most notably are the "Private Sector Feedback Platform" and the "Public Consultation Platform".
The NCC has established a strategic relationship with several international organizations related to competitiveness, in order to benefit from international experiences and practices that enhance the Kingdom's global competitiveness.
1. World Economic Forum WEF:
The NCC is an institutional partner of the
World Economic Forum, and participates in the forums, meetings and workshops held by WEF.
2. Alfaisal University:
The NCC cooperates with the
university as the academic partner of the World Economic Forum, and benefits from its expertise and staff in developing questionnaires, data collection methods, testing samples, and managing surveys.
3. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL):
The NCC cooperates with
UNCITRAL in light of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law "UNCITRAL" to initiate the following activities:
- Promoting awareness to understand the texts of the committee.
- Promoting awareness and understanding of other international trade law standards, where applicable.
- Conducting an analysis and identifying issues of legislative reforms, whether in specific areas of the subject of legislation, or in other areas.
- Provide support for legislative drafting in the adoption and use of UNCITRAL texts and other relevant standards.
- Building capacity, designing relevant software, and developing tools for personal and electronic use of those texts.
- Supporting a unifying interpretation of UNCITRAL texts and international trade law standards.
- Following up on the implementation of legislative texts and drafting proposals for further improvement and development, and publishing material outlining the rationale for detailing the use of UNCITRAL texts and international trade law standards, to encourage the adoption of a similar regional methodology and harmonization of commercial law in West Asia.
4. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD:
The Center cooperates with OECD in a number of fields to benefit from the organization's accumulated experiences with different countries, and to work on a number of topics of interest to the NCC, including:
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Markets
- Environment and Society
- Risk Management
5. International Institute for Management Development IMD:
The NCC cooperates with
IMD in the field of:
- Organizing lectures and workshops in competitiveness with the participation of experts from IMD.
- Working on special competitive reports for the Kingdom, and the necessary recommendations for developing aspects of the competitive environment and setting priorities.
- Training the NCC's staff on key topics in the areas of competitiveness.
6. World Bank Group WB:
The NCC works in partnership with
WB in a number of areas concerned with competitiveness, including:
- Conducting research and studies aimed at developing policies and programs to enhance the Kingdom's competitiveness.
- Technical assistance in designing and proposing reforms to support private sector growth in the Kingdom, based on the World Bank's successful experiences with various countries.
- Analyzing the economic issues of the Kingdom, and proposing appropriate reforms, to enable and support commercial enterprises to operate.
- Building the capacities of the NCC's employees and its partners in competitiveness and economy.
- Developing the appropriate mechanism for communication and knowledge transfer of the Kingdom's successful experience in implementing reforms in cooperation with WB.